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Free field days – converting to biodynamic growing

It is well documented the negative side effects on human health, our waterways, insect worlds and our natural environment the use of non-organic chemicals and fertiliser are having.

The increased demand for organically grown products throughout the world means here in the Clarence Valley we have an amazing opportunity to meet the needs of this market.  But to do this we need to ensure our soils are well managed and nurtured to produce the desired outcome.

Last year Valley Watch sponsored workshops introducing biodynamic growing outlining the benefits of converting to this form of growing/farming and providing a hands-on experience to help get started.

Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce more experienced presenters and growers will be visiting the Clarence Valley for two local field days this coming Friday and Saturday. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Biodynamic and organic agriculture are viable alternatives to conventional (chemical) agriculture and many people may not know what differentiates them from each other. The reason biodynamic practices work so well is that every aspect of the method, based on scientific understanding, meticulous experiments and extensive field trials, is focused on building and protecting essential soil life. 

The first day in Yamba is aimed at backyard gardeners and small food producers. The second day held in Ulmarra aimed more toward agriculture and natural farming practices.

Both workshops are FREE! – includes morning tea – BYO Lunch.  Please register for catering purposes on 02 6655 0566.

Day 1:  Fri 3rd May 2019 – Yamba Community Gardens, Park Ave, Yamba 9am – 3pm.

Day 2: Sat 4th May 2019 – Coldstream Gallery, 5 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra 9am – 3pm.